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UK auto manufacturing down 95% in May, worst since 1946

Jun 30, 2020

Motor vehicle production in the UK fell an alarming 95 per cent in May amid closures and restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Various production facilities are starting to reopen this month, however, there is...

Top Google searched car brand 2019

BMW most Google-searched car brand in the world

Jun 16, 2020

Ever wondered what the most Google-searched car brand in the world is? According to some research and Google data covering the past 12 months, more internet users punched BMW into the Google search bar than...

MG dealership

COVID-19: How the Australian new car market is coping

Jun 12, 2020

Australian vehicle sales through May, according to VFACTS new vehicle registration figures released last week, show some interesting trends as consumers battle through the peak of the COVID-19 storm. Firstly, the industry in Australia was...

2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue

Australian vehicle sales for May 2020 (VFACTS)

Jun 03, 2020

April was a pretty devastating month for most industries due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the Australian new car market reporting just 38,926 sales. May 2020 VFACTS figures, handed out today, confirm the market is...

Top 10 SUVs coming to Australia 2021

Top 10 best SUVs coming to Australia in 2021

May 12, 2020

SUVs are the most popular vehicle style at the moment. During 2019, Australian new car buyers bought 483,388 of them according to VFACTS figures. That’s almost half of all 1,062,867 vehicles sold in that year,...

2019 Toyota Hybrid vehicle range

Australian vehicle sales for April 2020 (VFACTS)

May 08, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made a big dent across many industries. Thanks to the release of the April 2020 VFACTS figures this week, which represents new vehicle registrations in Australia, we can...

Porsche Taycan production

Porsche to resume production in stages from May 4

Apr 30, 2020

Porsche is getting ready to restart production of its sports cars at its Zuffenhausen and Leipzig factories in Germany, following closures due to COVID-19 risks, with work to recommence from May 4. Like many factories...

Porsche Taycan Turbo S

2020 World Car of the Year award winners announced

Apr 09, 2020

It’s that time of the year again. A jury of international judges (mostly car journos) put in their votes and the results are now out for the 2020 World Car of the Year awards. First...

2019 Volvo XC60

Volvo reports 18.2 per cent global sales drop during Q1, 2020

Apr 06, 2020

Volvo Cars has posted a dramatic drop in sales over the first quarter of this year, largely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that is having a major global impact across almost all industries. Other...

2019 Holden Colorado - 1

Australian vehicle sales for March 2020 (VFACTS)

Apr 03, 2020

Well, we all knew it was going to be pretty bad. Australian vehicles sales for March 2020, according to the latest VFACTS figures which count new vehicle registrations, show yet more of the worrying economic...

Kia appoints former BMW designer Jochen Paesen for interior design

Mar 30, 2020

Kia has hired former BMW designer Jochen Paesen to become the company’s vice president of interior design, including overseeing future electrified vehicles. Belgian-born Paesen moves across from his role as senior design director for interior...

2020 Detroit auto show for June cancelled, back in 2021

Mar 29, 2020

Another big auto event has been cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This time it’s the 2020 North American International Auto Show which was supposed to take place in Detroit in June. It was scheduled to...